Category Archives: science

A Fatal Attack of the Bubbles

So begins a 5 May 2016 Science News article by Susan Milius highlighting a Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) article by Timothy J. Brodribb and colleagues titled, “Revealing catastrophic failure of leaf networks under stress.” The PNAS article’s summary … Continue reading

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Speaking of Water Drops – Great Imaggeo Image

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Pretty Damn Neato: Mexican Team Invents “Topos Good-Luck Charm” for Earthquake Survival

As the 23 Apr. Newsweek article, “Elite Mexican Earthquake Rescue Team Develops Survival Device,” by Karla Zabludovsky notes, the “Topos Good-Luck Charm” (or amulet) provides portable technology to increase the survival chances for earthquake victims. I’m thinking this could also work … Continue reading

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SuperNeato: Information is Beautiful Infographic: When Sea Levels Attack

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Neato and not so Neato…

Beautiful marine species, beautifully captured. But each is at risk of extinction, according to the Treehugger slide show, “10 marine species on the brink of mass extinction due to ocean acidification.” According to author David DeFranza, “Adding carbon to the … Continue reading

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January 2014 Geology: Volcanic Lightning?

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USGS: September is National Preparedness Month

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, September is National Preparedness Month. I’m not sure what Boulder County could have done to prepare for the deluge of rain that fell in the area over just a few days this September. But I … Continue reading

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Neato Image in Bad Astronomy Blog Post

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No, That’s Not Smoke – It’s a Superneato LiDAR Image

This is a screenshot from a 15 April 2013 The Oregonian article, which notes that “This imagery was featured in the North American Cartographic Information Society’s first Atlas of Design.” This superneato LiDAR (see caption for more information) image shows … Continue reading

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Evolving Earth – Great Animated GIF

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